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Denis Hazlewood (redleader) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
About Me 75 years old. Started backpacking in the late 60's. Raced small sailboats for 20 years until I moved to Lake Tahoe in '83. Started backpacking again and upgraded my gear shaving 20lbs off my back. Began CARRYING A GOOD THING TOO FAR, a workshop for beginning backpackers in 1987. Hiking mostly in the northern Sierra, Lost Coast and Southern Cascades. Was introduced to lightweight backing by my friend and hiking partner, Donn Nibblett, and have experimented with alcohol stoves and, most lately, an ultralite titanium mulit-tool potty trowel.

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All Forum Posts by Denis Hazlewood

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Re: Re: Mmmm! Mint Cakes!
I chipped a tooth on a chunk of Kendall's Mint Cake back in 1984, when I stumbled on a rock, on the PCT South of Lake Aloha. I remember that every time I pass that place, as I did at the end o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker Missing In Cascades Found Alive
November 01, 10:41pm

Re: Just Curious - mileage
Ohwha Tawim Piam. You guys shame me. My estimated totals for the year are: 100 miles (horizontal) - +/-19000 feet (up) - +/-18000 feet (down) - 18 days. I'm not done yet. I hope to do a cou...

In GEAR » Just Curious - mileage
November 01, 5:56pm

Re: Re: need stove advice
Snow Peak Gigapower. 'Nuff said. Snow Peak Gigapower stove with MYOG TI windscreen

In GEAR » need stove advice
October 25, 10:28pm

Re: If you could only have one tent/shelter what would it be?
Evolution 2P is the one I use for bad weather.

In GEAR » If you could only have one tent/shelter what would it be?
October 25, 7:54pm

Re: need stove advice
Will you actually be cooking or just boiling water for "freezer bag cooking"? How elaborate is your menu?

In GEAR » need stove advice
October 25, 7:50pm

Re: pillow
Have you thought of Bender's SUL inflatable pillows? Take a look: I bought one of the Walmart pillows described by Joe, in the above post, and replaced the heavy blad...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pillow and Groundsheet
October 22, 3:51pm

Re: Sit pad as a cozy
Sounds like another multi-use item to me. I like it.

In GEAR » Sit pad as a cozy
October 21, 10:07pm

Re: since it's for school...
Anyone remember trying to get an early Evolution 2P from Big Sky? They were said to be "Vaporware". Such as might be constructed of "Unobtanium".

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Let's talk backpacking slang
October 21, 5:37pm

My SUL Ti Multi-tool
I made this after being inspired by a post several years ago. It's modeled after the Mont-bell trowel. I bent the Ti around a piece of 1/2" PVC pipe, using pipe clamps. I had scribed ...

In Gear Swap » Maybe FS: Titanium Cathole Trowel - 0.5 ounce
October 21, 4:53pm

Re: Re: jetboil
Snow Peak to Jetboil sounds like backwards to me.

In GEAR » JetBoil or SnowPeak GigaPower?
October 18, 5:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Denis Hazlewood

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Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher
Brett, Is he any worse than RJ? I mean Corn Pasta? Did you ever try Corn Pasta? You should have seen all the Corn Pasta in the drop boxes at PCT mail drops just after he published the Corn Pasta b...

In Books and Media
February 14, 11:05pm

Martin Backpacker Guitar
James you're right-on for every point. I have a late '50s Martin 18G-00. It's a dream, but no way I'd haul an axe that heavy (and that valuable) into any canyon. My Backpacker too s...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 25, 6:20pm

LuxuryLight Modular External Frame Backpack
I had carried my LuxuryLight external frame backpack for the most of the 2005 season when I slipped and slid 8 feet down a creek bank. The pack frame took my 200 lb. load plus the 26lbs. in the pack....

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 24, 3:42pm

Big Sky Products Evolution 2P
On December 6, 2005 I ordered my Big Sky Evolution 2P tent. It was finally delivered on December 14, 2006. It took 373 days of badgering Bob Molen and I had just about given up hope of ever getting ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
January 19, 6:03pm

Keebler Fudge Peanut Butt. filled cookies (like Reese's)
These get my 5/5 rating also. They are absolutly a stealth food. If the others find out you've got them you'll have to share. Peanut Butter and Chocolate. The only thing better is more.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
January 15, 2:51pm

Sling-Light Chair w/ body and kneck rest
In 1986 I was wandering around in a local outfitters store and saw my first Sling-Light. I bought one with the optional headrest. The first time I carried it was on the Tahoe-Yosemite trail from Mee...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 15, 12:43pm

Big Sky International
On December 5, 2005 I ordered, and paid for, an Evolution 2P tent from Bob Molen. Bob has given me many promised delivery dates, the most recent on November 29, 2006, when Bob said he had the tent. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 05, 12:47pm

LuxuryLite Gear Modular Frame Pack
I have just finished two backpack trips using the LuxuryLite Pack. Mine is the all carbon fiber model, with three extra large cylinders. I'm still learning how to pack the cylinders but I think ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 01, 4:34pm